Premium oysters. Perfect chilled, grilled and breaded. From the world's best oyster habitat, made better.
At 38 North, we believe that the best oysters are grown harnessing the best nature has to offer. We grow ours in the big waters of the Chesapeake Bay, tapping all that energy to create firm and meaty oysters with just the right balance of salinity.
And because we grow them in a floating cage farm environment, we're able to perfect their shape, size and health.
There are five kinds of oysters grown in the world; two of them native to the United States. 38 North is perfecting the only oyster native to the Eastern United States, the Crassostrea virginica, or the Eastern oyster.
We add no pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. The big water environment minimizes the impact of any natural impurities. And our harvesting, storage and distribution process ensures oysters are quickly iced at a temperature ideal for maintaining flavor and safety.
Like a fine wine, an oysters flavor is influenced by its environs. Drawing from the perfectly balanced salinity of the Chesapeake Bay, the Eastern oyster grown here is typically mild and slightly sweeter than its West Coast brethren. 38 North oysters are cultivated to capture the best flavors of the Bay. We're able to grow them to just the size right for you, from two to five inches.
38 North's growing team of aquaculturists are largely home grown on Maryland's Western Shore business men (and women) and watermen who are equally passionate about the charm and powers of the legendary Chesapeake Bay, the oysters they're perfecting in its churning waters, and the opportunity to contribute to a healthy, natural and sustainable ecosystem.
JD is the consummate trade master that is, always ambitiously focused on mastering the trade at hand. Maryland's Western Shore is home and paradise to JD, who has turned entrepreneurial, sales and development savvy into creating the ideal growth environment for the ideal food, oysters.
No, no, no, not the kind immortalized in The Godfather. Dan is part advisor, part strategist and all chef, working with the 38 North team to make sure our oysters are getting to the hottest restaurants all over the country; need ideas for preparing? Dan can defiantly help.
The person responsible for ensuring daily farm keeping is complete. Working hard in a hot, cold, wet and dirty environment perfecting the oysters that get to your table.